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Daily Review (Newspaper) - May 3, 1986, Towanda, PennsylvaniaThe daily review. Saturday. May 3, 1986 a three state s unemployment level Falls to 7.1 % in april Philadelphia apr fewer pennsylvanians held jobs in april than in March but unemployment fell to 7.1 percent the fourth monthly decline in the last five months the government said Friday. The april figures from the Bureau of labor statistics showed about 403,000 unemployed pennsylvanians in april compared with about 437,000 in March. The april number which was adjusted for seasonal factors represented an 11 6 percent drop from the 456,000 pennsylvanians unemployed a year earlier. A i would say that it continues to demonstrate strength in almost All sectors of the Economy in Pennsylvania except manufacturing mining transportation and Public utilities said Alvin Margulis regional commissioner of the Bureau construction and non manufacturing have been Strong Margulis said. The unemployment rate increase from 7.1 percent in february to 7.6 percent in March was the Only increase during the last five months in april 5,304,000 people in the state held jobs a 5,000 fewer than a month earlier but 214,000 More than in april 1985. Likewise the number of people original lithograph exhibit to continue this weekend because of the tremendous response shown by the Public to yesterdays Public exhibit at the Williamston inn in East Towanda of a collection of 22 rare Currier and Ives prints management of the inn and Henry Dunn insurance inc. Have arranged for this display to be continued on saturday and sunday afternoons this weekend. The original lithographs will be on display today from noon until 7 . And on sunday from noon until 6 ., it has been announced. The prints to be on display depict historic and traditional settings representing different events lifestyles and moments in history. There is no admission charge to View this collection which is owned by travellers insurance company. Anyone who has not yet had the Opportunity to View this collection is invited to come to the Williamston inn saturday or sunday afternoon to see this unique display. Lawyer wants child abuse conviction overturned Wellsboro apr an attorney for convicted child abuser George e Woodruff has asked a judge to overturn the guilty verdict or allow a new trial. Thomas a. Walrath jr., who represented Woodruff during a three Day jury trial last week wrote in the motion that the verdict was contrary to evidence. Woodruff 51, of Millerton laces a mandatory minimum prison sentence of five years without ruling on Asbestos hailed Philadelphia apr a Federal appeals court decision allowing schools to join in seeking More than $500 million to repair or remove Asbestos is a major precedent for All future damage suits an attorney for the districts said Friday. A a it is a landmark ruling by one of our most prestigious courts and brings a Resolution for mass torts including nuclear accidents into the 21st Century a said David Berger of the unanimous action by the 3rd . Circuit court. Ithe appeals court affirmed creation of a class to collect compensatory damages from 55 Asbestos companies being sued by the schools. See a Asbestos a Page 12 following conviction on 13 counts. The charges were involuntary deviate sexual Intercourse statutory rape sexual abuse of children indecent assault and corrupting the morals of minors. A the evidence w As insufficient to find. George Woodruff raped had involuntary deviate sexual Intercourse indecent assault and corrupted the morals of the three alleged victims a Walrath wrote. Woodruff was convicted of assaulting and sexually abusing an 11-year-old Tioga county girl and her 6 and 13-year-old Brothers Between july 1983 and january 1985 Walrath wrote that the convictions stemming from abuses of the 13-year-old boy were improper because the boy failed to identify Woodruff in court. Guilty verdicts on charges relating to the girl were improper because she lied during questioning on the witness stand he wrote. He also cited a Lack of physical evidence during the trial. A fall three alleged victims were of such tender years As to make their testimony not credible absent supporting or corroborating evidence a he wrote. The motions will be decided by visiting judge Thomas Raup of Williamsport who heard the trial. Muddy Waters Sabine pass Texas apr the Gulf of Mexico so transition zone the coastal Marshlands of Texas and Louisiana is a tempting Hunting ground for Oil and Gas because its Waters can be developed More quickly and cheaply than deeper Gulf Waters. Police fire and court news in the state labor Force declined by about 39,000 from the record 5,746.-000 figure for March but remained above the 5,546,000 either employed or actively seeking work a year earlier. A it May be a perception that a there Are jobs out there and i May As Well get off my Duff and Start looking a a Margulis said Margulis said the labor Force generally grows when the labor Market improves. Penn state University economist Bill Anderson said the drop in the jobless rate was misleading because of the decline in the labor Force. A the reduction in the unemployment rate was essentially an artificial reduction a Anderson said pointing to the 39, drop in the labor Force. A a it a Safe to assume that had those people stayed in the labor Force those people would have stayed Anderson said it was noteworthy that april marked the first drop in the size of the labor Force since december and said it a cast a Shadow of doubt Over pennsylvanians Confidence in the Economy. Michael Moyle spokesman for gov Dick Thornburgh was More optimistic Quot the news continues to be Good said Michael Moyle spokesman for gov. Dick Thornburgh a one of the things we re trying to do in the state is diversify and rely a Little less heavily on the most recent jobs figures available by economic sectors in Pennsylvania not adjusted for seasonal factors and based on a different Survey than what is used for unemployment figures showed an increase of about 10,000 construction jobs from March 1985 to March 1986 and about 172, my employed in that Industry statewide. Margulis said. Manufacturing continued its declines. Margulis said falling by 42,100 jobs to 1,055,700 in March. In the largest manufacturing sector machinery manufacturing jobs dipped by about 7,800 to 109,000 in March or 6.7 percent Over the year. Moyle said preliminary indications showed a your Strong three sectors did Well again a construction retail and he said officials Are a wondering when will the manufacturing slump Bottom out and possibly Edge up a Little bit that would be the Best of All police release arrest stats state police from the Towanda Barracks released statistical reports for the april. Police report 47 accidents were investigated in which 27 were injured four fatally. Eight hit and run accidents were also reported. Police investigated 102 reported offences making 34 arrests. Police issued 323 traffic citations and 137 written warnings according to the township Home burglarized state police report that burglars stole about $700 Worth of property from a vacation Home in Tuscarora township sometime Between april 21 and May 1. According to police the Home is owned by Geraldo Gonzales Union City . Burglars did $200 Worth of damage to the door used to gain entry to the injured in Warren twp. Mishap Cathleen Roberts 26. Of Warren Center suffered Ninor injuries when the car in which she was Riding ran off a legislative Road in Warren township at 4 28 . Thursday according to state police. According to state police Joseph Roberts 30, was southbound on the Road. As he came Over the Crest of the Hill Roberts swerved onto the West berm to avoid a northbound de pickup in the southbound Lane. Roberts then lost control of his 1981 Oldsmobile Cutlass and struck several Small Trees then crossed the Road again coming to rest partially in the northbound Lane and a drainage trailer and Hay Wagon collide no one was injured and Only slight damage was reported according to state police when a tractor trailer struck a Hay Wagon being towed along route 14 in South Creek township Friday afternoon. According to police George dear. Or. Of Gillett re 1 was driving a 1974 Ford farm truck and was towing a Hay Wagon. Dear pulled from a legislative Road onto route 14 at about 2 30 . The Hay Wagon slightly crossed the Center line into the northbound Lane where it was struck by a northbound tractor trailer driven by Thomas Menzies of Ontario police Issue citation Sayre Borough police issued a nonpayment of funds citation to Fay h. Coyne 36, of 203 Howard st., Waverly for refusal to pay a criminal trespass citation. Some of the dancers who participated in the recent dance for heart a Thon of the Donna Brooks dance Academy Are front Row Christina Elsbree Sara Campbell Jennifer Elston Michele Burr Jessy Durizch Greeno Erica Santulli and Shannon Stafford. Middle Row from left Leslie Kisner Christine Leach Kerry Schamel Shannon Lilliker and Suzanne Quatrini Back from left Marcy Van Lorn Rebecca Babcock Heather Barber Kari port Jennifer Carman Kathy King. Sherrie Brewster Donna Brooks. Daily review photo by Jackie Page dance students raise Money for heart about 61 students of the Donna Brooks dance Academy participated in the 4th annual dance for heart a Thon during the month of february. The event was held at the s Waverly Borough Hall and at 420 s. Main st., Elmira the students aged three to 16, raised a total of $2,320.92 to help fight the disease that kills More people Han any other cardiovascular diseases. The top fund raisers raising be tween $50 and $150, were Kerry Schamel of Chemung Kari port of Sayre Rebecca Babcock of Rome Shannon Hilliker of Chemung Marcy Vanhorn of Waverly and Kelly Miles of e. Smithfield. The support of the students and their sponsored will help fund the vital american heart association programs for research education and Community services. Hands concerns some officials Philadelphia a organizers of Eastern Pennsylvania a representation in the hands across America Campaign Are still Deal ing with logistics problems just three weeks away from the big event. But Linda Santoro the Eastern Pennsylvania spokeswoman for the highly publicized event says the problems Are being caused by others not by her organization hands across America is the National event that organizers Hope will have six million people holding hands in one continuous line stretching from los Angeles to new York to raise at least $60 million for the hungry and homeless in Pennsylvania the human Chain will involve 400, people and Snake through 298 Miles a 65.2 of those in the Philadelphia area is. Santoro said. It will take about 80,000 people to form the Philadel phia area link she said most City and state officials a including gov. Dick Thornburg and mayor w. Wilson Goode a Are on record in support of the May 25 fundraising Effort but some say they Are worried about crowd control and traffic congestion state police Cpl. Peter Tabler of the Franklin Center Barracks in suburban Philadelphia said he intended to go by an order issued in april to state police personnel by state police commissioner Jay Cochran the order said the hands across America participants would not be allowed to Block the flow of traffic. Tabler said. A your main concern is safety. We done to want anyone getting Hurt a Cochran said Friday. Prospect Park police chief Wil Liam Young also said he wont allow the interruption of traffic in his area unless sponsors of the project show him a state permit a it would cause a Gigantic mess. The people would want to Lynch me a he said. He said he feared that irate motorists a might become provoked by people holding hands across the Highway and try to drive through the line. Is. Santoro easily shakes off the doubters. A sure its going to be an enormous event to pull off. But we re Well organized Here. Well do it a said the Public relations expert. She said the event was planned from the Start a to be held primarily on sidewalks on secondary roads and not to interfere with traffic wherever Walter Moore another Haa coordinator in the Philadelphia of fice said he thinks the problem is that some City and township officials May still be confused about How the event will affect their communities. A they done to want to be held responsible for Moore said is. Santoro said such fears Are needless because the National Campaign which is being organized by the people who coordinated Usa for Africa has full liability insurance for the event she also said the event will have coordinators and crowd control managers on almost every Block of the line and will be supplying Secu Rity personnel along with the police forces. A we re not trying to tie up traffic or have people miss their planes a is. Santoro said. A but we re Only talking about a few minutes Here. The whole thing should be Over within 15 the 4,152-mile Chain across the nation a about 1,320 people per mile is expected to join hands precisely at 3 . May 25 and hold that position for less than ten minutes while singing the hands across America Anthem and other songs nonetheless some officials still say they would be foolish not take All the Good intentions of the hands across America Campaign with a Grain of Salt a a there a going to be thousands of people out there and to try to coordinate it is going to to phenomenal. I done to see How we cannot have some snafus a said capt. Richard Delise a spokesman for the Phila Delphia police bus going to hands across America site Maureen Graham Towanda area coordinator for the hands across America project reports that a bus has been secured to transport interested persons to this event on May 25, at the Chambersburg Point of participation. Anyone interested in going on this bus and taking part in this nationwide project to help feed the hungry can Contact is. Graham at 265-7267 after 5 . She also encourages persons to Call who would like to contribute to this fund raising Effort for the hungry on sunday May 25, americans All across the country will join hands in a remarkable display of Solidarity hands across american will be the largest participatory event in the history of the world linking 6 million persons along a 4,000-mile route through 16 states and the District of Columbia. The aim is to raise $100 million to help reduce hunger and homelessness in America a. Nurse week is being marked May 6-12 Pennsylvania nurse week is being celebrated May 6 through 12. To give recognition for All nurses among the Public and other professions. It is being celebrated locally at the Robert Packer Hospital. Psi clarifies student drinking policy state College apr Penn state University in a move to limit Legal liability will tighten enforcement of undergraduate student drinking on Campus but said it will not accept responsibility for the off Campus functions. The policy announced thursday night by president Bryce Jordan a is intended to distance the University in terms of Legal liability a Penn state spokesman Roger Williams said Friday. It does not differ greatly from existing policy but it does beef up enforcement he said. The University is facing a $22 million third party liability lawsuit involving a former student at its Altoona Campus who was severely injured in a car Accident after leaving what the suit said was an a unsupervised in chaperoned fraternity party where Beer was served. Though the University has never attempted to regulate off Campus events of various student organizations there was the perception that it was responsible said Tom a Kin assistant vice president for student programs. A in the minds of a lot of people the University was responsible for what happened in the fraternities and we want to make Clear to people that a not the Case Quot Eakin said. A the University clearly sees its responsibility to enforce the Laws and our own student code of conduct As it relates to our own premises. However off the Campus the University clearly does not see a Legal responsibility to enforce the Law Eakin added that the University was advised to Quot clarify its policy publicly by its attorneys As stated the policy prohibits undergraduate student organizations from serving alcohol at on Campus functions including football Tail gating parties. The policy would not affect alumni tailgating parties. It would also not prevent members of an organization who Are 21 or Over from gathering informally on Campus and serving alcohol Williams said Only two out of five shoppers use coupons even though 96 percent say that they look for them a Survey of 5,000 Consumers and 65,000 retailers reports. The Survey says the Coupon clippers tend to be educated and in the upper income brackets. Since 1981, the number of coupons with a face value of 50 cents or More has doubled and the average Coupon in five years is expected to carry a face value of 40 cents or 15 cents higher than today a average. Sponsored by the Pennsylvania nurses association Panthe theme this year is a Pennsylvania nurses. Credible professionals doing incredible jobs a which highlights the scope and depth of responsibilities assumed by nurses in today s rapidly expanding health care system some of the ways nurses Are making contributions to the health needs of the Community Are in Home health care support groups prevention and rehabilitation programs As Well As highly sophisticated care for the acutely ill or victims of trauma. Nurse week activities include a annual colouring contest sponsored by the student nurse association of Pennsylvania including pictures portraying the image of nurses held by area school children to be displayed in the Patterson Library of the Robert Packer Hospital prizes will be awarded to the contest winners. A slogan contest for Pennsylvania nurse week co sponsored by Rockmann a uniform Center of Sayre area nurses Are challenged to expand this years pan theme by adding a and Guthrie nurses to the phrase a credible professionals doing incredible jobs a to enhance recognition of the contribution of nursing to the Community prizes will be awarded to the contest winners. Blood pressure screening program nurses will be conducting blood pressure screenings in cooperation with the american heart association nurses will be available May 7 in the Bird Sumner lobby of mph from 9 to 11 a m and 1 to 3 . And May 10 at the Arnot mall from 1 to 4 As a statewide organization for the profession of nursing in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania pan represents nurses to preserve their identity their integrity and their continuity with their profession pan also works to stimulate and promote the professional development of nurses and Advance their economic and general welfare. Perhaps we at Owlett associates could save you Money on your health insurance. We offer the Best in medicare supplements skilled nursing with custodial care cancer insurance guaranteed Issue life insurance and much More. Don t become ill and find out your insurance is inadequate Ken Owlett associates re 4, to 245, Towanda a 18848 717-265-6718 an Lnda pm Ndu it Many into Ron compoint

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